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Oscar Gordon

A Navy Turbine Tech who learned to spin wrenches on old cars, Oscar has since been trained as an Engineer & Software Developer & now writes tools for other engineers. When not in his shop or at work, he can be found spending time with his family, gardening, hiking, kayaking, gaming, or whatever strikes his fancy & fits in the budget.

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  1. I’m glad you’re on board. And I’ve been granted the same status, so….I guess we’re blog-brothers?Report

  2. dexter says:

    HAHH… Also known as “hopefully, a helpful hint” I have a habit of skipping people who use to many of those cute capped letters signifying who knows what.. Right now I am thinking you are Beautiful Nubile Finnish Girls which makes me look forward to pictures more than capped letters.Report

    • Oscar Gordon in reply to dexter says:

      FNG = Frickin New Guy (common Military acronym, as is HMFIC)
      B =Blog

      But feel free to skip, I use lots of common & well worn acronyms you maybe unaware of.Report

      • dexter in reply to Oscar Gordon says:


        • Oscar Gordon in reply to dexter says:

          The terms “common” & “well worn” escape you, don’t they?

          Here are some more common, well worn military acronyms I’m known to use.

          Once again, people who overreact to non-issues create a SNAFU, generating conversational threads that are FUBAR. Nothing for it I guess but to BOHICA.Report

          • dexter in reply to Oscar Gordon says:

            Yes, I recognize the terms common and well worn, but am under the impression that one person’s common is another’s rarity. For example, I am much more likely to know the source of a quote from Hamlet than Snoop Dog’s third album. I would not know Beyoncé if she got on an elevator with me but would recognize Taj Mahal. Where does that put common?
            And as to over reacting, I thought I was making a helpful hint that might increase readers and was told that if I didn’t like it to go away.Report

            • Oscar Gordon in reply to dexter says:


              In my posts, when I use acronyms, I always define them when first used, so I would write something like this:

              CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics)

              so the reader makes the immediate association & I don’t have to type out Computational Fluid Dynamics anymore. This is my norm, as I have written such guest posts here in the past (under the current moniker, and as MRS (Mad Rocket Scientist)).

              Now HMFIC (Head Mother F**ker(s) In Charge) is used a bit playfully, and defining it would be silly. Either you know it already, or you can ask & I’ll explain it in the comments.

              BFNG was not meant for everyone, it was meant for Gabriel, which is why it was threaded to his comment.

              Finally, HAHH – yes, I see NOW that you meant that as an acronym – but it wasn’t obvious to me when I first read it. I read it as a laugh, and given the context of you declaring that you skip writers who use acronyms, I read it as derisive.

              I use acronyms in my normal writing, a LOT. I always define them upon first use because many of them are uncommon & specialized. If you really have an issue with this, you may want to skip my posts, as by the end, they can take on an element of word salad.Report

  3. Chris says:

    Man, they’ll let anyone in this place.Report

  4. aarondavid says:

    Welcome! Is now a good time to get back together about that post we talked about writing together?Report

  5. James K says:

    Welcome aboard, always good to have another modeller on the team.Report